Mission Statement

…helping make a difference in the lives of families for over 33 years.

“We are dedicated to preparing children and their families for success; through high quality programming, family support and wellness education, while fostering meaningful relationships.”

Family Forum, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that provides programs for families in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, and Price Counties of Wisconsin.  The corporation is made up of a Governing Board who manage the affairs of the corporation through the Executive Director.  The programs provided by Family Forum, Inc. are Head Start / Early Head Start.

It shall be the policy of Family Forum, Inc. to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual preference, religion, disability or age.

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance approved by our Governing Board.

Vision Statement

Partnering with families and communities to build school readiness for all children through passionately committed relationships that connect families to goal oriented outcomes.

Our Centers

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Administrative Offices

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Our History

Family Forum, Inc. began its development into an organization in the spring of 1980. A sub-committee of the Head Start Policy Council was formed to develop the basis for an organization which could mobilize resources of the community, thereby developing programs to combat poverty in the counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron and Price. Furthermore, it wanted an organization which would promote and enrich family life and include family members, especially parents, in the planning and administration of such programs.

The sub-committee recruited a group of community leaders to launch the new organization. Family Forum, Inc. was certified as a non-profit corporation in the state of Wisconsin on May 2, 1980 and was accepted by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt organization (501 C3) on August 12, 1980.

Family Forum, Inc. applied for and received a grant to operate Project Head Start on August 1, 1980. The further development of this agency is reflected in the annual report.

Family Forum is a member of the

National Head Start Association
Wisconsin Head Start Association